Post offices across the state are preparing for last minute tax filers. Friday is the last day to file tax returns.
According to Katie Lawson, with the state department of revenue, 125,000 Mississippians will file their taxes Tuesday and about 135,000 will ask for an extension.
The deadline is usually April 15. However, Monday was a federal holiday and the deadline was extended for two days.
If you need extra time, you can fill out form 4868 and get an extension until Oct. 15, but there's a catch to this extension. You could owe more money by doing this, so it's suggested to pay taxes by the April 17 deadline to keep Uncle Sam happy.
However, if you're filing your tax returns by mail or by the U.S. Postal Service, here are a few tips for you:
Listed below are the opening and closing times of local post offices here in the Pine Belt:
Lawson said the average state refund in Mississippi is $249. If you're due for a refund, you can expect to receive payment for to six weeks after filing.